To help get me out of my blues, Geir -my thoughtful husband bought a family membership to a nearby arboretum. I have been missing a backyard to call my own. It became so much so that I started doubting our choice of home - our beautiful condo. My self doubt has subsided after a few magical trips to this amazing outdoor space - only twenty minutes from our home. We spent the entire morning here - picking dandelions and rafting them down the stream - one by one Vivian was immersed in pure joy as her favorite thing to do is picking flowers. She'll beg "Pease, pease, pease Mom can I pick fowers." I was happy to oblige. Maybe the girls have a deeper appreciation for the outdoors because they don't have quick access - or maybe I am just telling myself that to make me feel better. We were all just so happy to be there. What I do know is that being outside in nature heals and promotes well-being. Inner Nature when nurtured promotes self-reliance - that sense that let's us know who we are, what we need and what we've got to work with. Time spent at this arboretum (and my husband) gave me what I needed to feel better - and the ability to nurture my inner nature and to accept things as they are.